Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Feel the power: Saturn V liftoff

Boing Boing has recently posted a video that shows a Saturn V launch (the first 30 seconds) as a full HD slo mo 8 minute video along with a commentary. Nerdtastic!


Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mother Nature Roars

It's not often that the output of a volcano can shut down the entire European airline system and cause governments to issue health warnings. The ash from Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland has drifted over Europe and has effectively made it impossible for planes to fly through the ash without clogging their engines. There are some eye popping photos of the eruption here.